Adina Mermelstein Konikoff is a senior organizer at American Jewish World Service. Adina is in her ninth year of training and inspiring Jewish leaders around the country to mobilize the American Jewish community to fight for the human rights of marginalized people in the developing world. She has worked with hundreds of rabbis and leaders to support them in living their values of seeking greater justice for all. Prior to joining AJWS in 2006, Adina attended Drisha Institute for Jewish Education where she spent a year studying in the Beit Midrash program. She is a transplant to the suburbs of Manhattan, where she lives in White Plains with her husband Ari, daughter Amalya and son Yonah. Adina graduated from Boston University with degrees in psychology and Spanish and is a Selah Leadership Fellow.